A Norwegian Chamber Gets A Budget Make-Over - DESIGN SUMMER

A Norwegian Chamber Gets A Budget Make-Over

Welcome to the instant transportation inwards the earlier in addition to afterwards mini make-over serial inwards association amongst Miami penthouse (I'm even thus dreaming, are you?!).  But of course of report non all renovations quest to live on this scale, sometimes you lot only wish to pep upwards a room without investing likewise much fourth dimension in addition to money, right? So today, I persuasion we'd acquire a picayune closer to home: in addition to accept a hold back at the beautiful bedchamber of  blogger, lensman in addition to visual storyteller Katerina Dima inwards Oslo, Norway. Katerina was looking to add together warmth to a fresh white room in addition to allow the history of the 1850 edifice to sing - all on a shoe string budget. I caught upwards amongst her to acquire the depression down!

Who lives inwards your home?
Me (Katerina Dima), my hubby in addition to our truthful cat Milo (who is largely undocumented on my social media because she sleeps in addition to rests inwards the most ridiculous in addition to unflattering positions. If I was running a comedy instagram concern human relationship I remember she would live a total hit.

Sounds to me similar he could live a #CatsofInstagram star?! The  interiors you lot exhibit inwards your weblog are only stunning, exercise you lot operate inwards the footing of interior design?
I am a trained architect amongst a masters inwards renovation in addition to restoration, although straight off I operate total fourth dimension equally a freelance lensman / visual storyteller for brands inwards association amongst my weblog Only Deco Love and instagram

Ah, what neat skills - exercise you lot detect that you're constantly updating your domicile equally a result?
We are renting but receive got carte du jour blanche on whatever renovations. This was the argue I was allowed to completely modify the hold back of the bedchamber in addition to skirting boards addition pigment the windows.

I run into you lot receive got neat bones to operate with?
If I am non mistaken, the edifice was built unopen to 1850. It's a actually funny story, ane of the most convenient things is a pocket-size in addition to remarkably beautiful storage room correct past times our stairs (our aeroplane is the alone ane on the floor), in addition to I thought, I was actually lucky to receive got it. It turns out that inwards the 19th century these buildings had no lavatory (our flooring was made upwards of many smaller apartments) in addition to the 'storage nether the stairs' was the mutual bathroom. There's no prove straight off this was a bath but I receive got the most elegant storage ever - I actually shoot inwards it but it is super cold!

What were you lot looking to hand amongst your bedchamber renovation?
When nosotros moved in, the possessor had painted the entire aeroplane white. It is a beautiful sometime aeroplane amongst ceiling rosettes, really high ceilings, large windows in addition to original floors that were painted grayness - in addition to I approximate white made perfect sense equally a neutral palette. However, no affair how I tried to trend the bedchamber specifically, it ever felt unfinished. Really tall ceilings tin dismiss receive got that effect. I didn't wish to overwhelm it amongst article of furniture in addition to decorations inwards monastic tell to impart some life into it, I prefer my living infinite minimal in addition to clean, yet welcoming in addition to warm. The solutions was to create layers amongst pigment in addition to skirting boards.

How did you lot envisage the pigment to ready a departure to the space?
The layers of pigment would render interesting transitions that would fit the sometime aeroplane in addition to define the infinite betwixt the floors in addition to ceiling, but without making it likewise heavy.

How did you lot select the colour?
I knew I needed to offset the grey-blue floors amongst beige, this way the resulting musical note would live warm (blue hues give cooler results in addition to I'm non a fan of mutual frigidity hues inwards the bedroom). I am a large fan of the Jotun Lady beige palette, specially the darker colours.

What other renovations did you lot quest to deport out to create your vision?
I installed novel skirting boards.  

Did you lot receive got whatever challenges amongst these?
I knew I would receive got to exercise everything on my ain (with my husbands help), or else it would live likewise expensive, in addition to our budget was inwards fact our biggest challenge. Buying the large pieces for the novel skirting boards/panels I needed was non an selection afterwards all due to the enormous price, thus instead nosotros opted for DIY. In Oslo nosotros don't receive got the equipment to create our ain panels (another obstacle), in addition to this is where the persuasion came to me to purchase uncomplicated pocket-size in addition to relatively inexpensive skirting boards, in addition to create the panels I wanted past times agency of an illusion. I  added the pocket-size boards 30cm higher upwards the previous one, nailed them to the wall in addition to painted the sometime skirting boards on the flooring the novel board in addition to the wall inwards betwixt the same color . This creates the illusion of a unmarried but quite bigger panel which gives the room an added desired layer piece it brings a palatial feel, precisely the resultant I wanted! And honestly you lot tin dismiss barely tell fifty-fifty when looking at it upwards in addition to close. We painted five times over in addition to over ane time again thus the wall looked precisely similar the wooden boards, in addition to that was the alone difficulty. We used a saw to cutting the boards inwards the length nosotros needed in addition to a plastic guide that nosotros flora inwards the same hardware store inwards monastic tell to cutting the corners of the boards inwards a 45 even out angle. 

FYI - you lot tin dismiss source dissimilar size skirting boards on Builders Bay here

 It looks beautiful! So calm! What colours did you lot use? 
I painted the skirting boards in addition to the windows the same color (Space 10678 from Jotun Lady inwards Supreme Finish Matt for forest panels) to give a sense of community, but also because darker windows appeal a lot to me lately. I painted the walls inwards a lite beige / grayness color (Sommersne 1928 Jotun lady, super mat). The color is described equally non quite grey, it was precisely what i was looking for. I debated whether to pigment the whole infinite the same color along amongst windows in addition to skirting boards but decided against it. I wanted to add together layers in addition to innovate interesting transitions. This is also why I didn't pigment the wall all the way upwards to the ceiling, leaving a ribbon on the overstep inwards the previous color that matched the ceiling (white).

I honey the number of non prototype the walls all the way upwards to the ceiling, tin dismiss you lot tell us more?
Because the ceilings are thus high I wanted to create layers thus at that spot would live interesting transitions making the room experience warmer.  I decided to create a bottom layer amongst the panels/skirting boards, a middle layer amongst the wall painted inwards a dissimilar colour, in addition to finally an upper layer that stayed the same color equally the ceiling. This way at that spot would live a natural transition from the white ceiling to the wall equally at that spot is no decorative ribbon, making the pattern experience deliberate rather than incidental.

 How long did the renovation take?
The whole room took us 2 days from showtime to goal afterwards nosotros had decided on the programme ( the boards took us almost 2 hours to cutting in addition to boom to the wall, thus filled whatever holes amongst a special white mucilage that gives a smoothen goal ), in addition to this was by in addition to large waiting for the pigment to dry. The costs were really minimal, in addition to I experience if nosotros did it, anyone can!

How would you lot depict the finally look?
The trend is really minimal in addition to combines early on century amongst contemporary Scandinavian accents. The edifice was built inwards the Neo classic era amongst modernist yet romanticism architectural influences, I wanted to give-up the ghost on the experience of it but also lead it into this century. I remember the colours helped me hand that, but also the details I chose to purpose inwards the shape of fine art in addition to furnishings.

And finally, exercise you lot receive got whatever tips for anyone looking to exercise the same?
If you lot wish to lightly renovate a room on a budget, prototype in addition to creating “faux” panels is a neat way (if it matches your spaces original architecture), in addition to it tin dismiss completely transform a room beyond your imagination. Come upwards amongst a programme in addition to create a moodboard to assist you lot out, but I would tell my telephone commutation learning  to live able to suit your programme on the acquire piece trying non to stray likewise far away from it. Also if I learned anything from this is that these things are much easier than they hold back , you lot volition live surprised past times how much you lot tin dismiss hand on your ain in addition to inwards a curt time! So acquire for it :)

What a beautiful space. I honey how the clean, calm hold back allows the catamenia features of the edifice to stand upwards out, how almost you?

In instance you're curious almost whatever of Katerina's carefully curated pieces - here's a quick guide:

Get The Look

1. Apr 02 Poster
2. Skagerak - Georg Desk
3. Skagerak - Edge Pot
4. Mobil 100 pendant - Monika Mulder 2016
5. Spade Stool Black
6. Snowball Floor Lamp
7. Skagerak - Reflect Wall Hooks
8. FRAMA Adam Stools

Thank you lot thus much for sharing your renovation amongst us Katerina!

You tin dismiss follow all of Katerina's latest projects over on her beautiful weblog Only Deco Love and instagram

Have a lovely day!

CREDITS: Photography in addition to Styling: Katerina Dima / Only Deco Love

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